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Occupational Health Nurse


Posted: 11/16/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 180dd3e4-7f40-4972-9d1c-83e7bcbcb514
Keywords: nurse, nursing

Job Description

An Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) at CTEH, LLC participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team by providing nursing services and occupational health support in the areas of occupational health and safety, compliance, toxic tort litigation support, and emergency response. In performing such duties, an Occupational Health Nurse will be prepared to provide high quality professional clinical/medical services to both CTEH employees and external clients in routine situations and during emergency situations. Utilizing their knowledge of various medical disciplines, the OHN may study, report, and act based on data derived from measurements or observations and will apply medical methodology for analysis of various factors related to occupational health and general health. The OHN is primarily responsible for performing work assigned by a Senior Occupational Health Nurse. The Occupational Health Nurse must be available for travel with reasonable notice and may support emergency response, safety, and/or industrial hygiene projects.


  • Provides professional clinical/medical services in support of CTEH Health Sciences and Emergency Response Divisions’ needs in the areas of occupational health, toxic tort litigation support, compliance, industrial hygiene/safety, and emergency response;
  • Conducts occupational health exams and related clinical duties as needed;
  • Accurately reviews, abstracts, and/or summarizes medical records;
  • Assists in managing occupational health project database(s) and electronic medical record systems;
  • Works as rotating nurse on call;
  • Communicates directly with CTEH clients and client representatives;
  • Acts as a supporting member of an emergency response team and the safety and industrial hygiene programs;
  • Compiles, reviews and summarizes scientific/technical data and literature; and,
  • Performs such other duties as assigned.

Other Desired Competencies

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a matrix reporting structure;
  • Desire to grow personally and professionally through activity in professional organizations and achieving third-party certifications;
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal directions; and,
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language.


  • Nursing degree with current, good standing registered nursing license, occupational health experience preferred.
  • Three to five years of nursing experience preferably with experience in health law, occupational health, and/or legal nursing.
  • Advanced computer skills in a Windows-based platform and electronic medical records systems.

Certifications/Other Skills and Abilities

  • NIOSH Approved Respiratory Technician certification (preferred; may be obtained post-hire)
  • COHN certification (preferred)
  • Completion of all job specific OSHA training
  • Ability to comply with all job specific OSHA requirements
  • Current driver’s license and ability to obtain a passport (required)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting, standing, and walking
  • Lifting up to 10 pounds several times a day
  • Occasional overhead lifting of 10 pounds
  • Bending, stooping, traversing uneven terrain on occasion
  • Long hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary
  • Keyboarding/typing
  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device, and/or a paper copy
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Occasional, unscheduled travel for extended periods of time
  • Ability to drive noncommercial vehicles
  • Rarely may work shifts of up to 24 hours in duration
  • May dress out in physically demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) for site entry at HAZWOPER sites as required under 29CFR 1910.120 as a member of an emergency response team

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works in an office environment when not deployed on an emergency response;
  • When deployed on emergency responses, may work outdoors and may be exposed to hot and cold environments and extreme weather conditions, including sunlit, rainy and windy conditions;
  • May occasionally work shifts up to 24 hours in duration;
  • May encounter environments presenting physical hazards of uneven ground, standing water, ditches, dusty conditions, rapidly moving transportation and remediation equipment, and physical stress associated with the wear of personal protective equipment;
  • May work at altitudes greater than 5000 feet above sea level;
  • May work on land, sea or air;
  • May work in a setting with potential physical and chemical hazards; and
  • Occasional travel, potentially on short notice